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Improving the Energy Efficiency of Wireless Sensors through Smart Antenna Design

Mason, A and Shaw, A and Al-Shamma'a, A (2011) Improving the Energy Efficiency of Wireless Sensors through Smart Antenna Design. In: New Developments and Applications in Sensing Technology. Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering (83). Springer, Berlin, pp. 15-37. ISBN 9783642179426

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Abstract

There is a growing trend in the use of intelligent Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs) for a wide range of applications. In the early part of the decade the underlying hardware was largely in prototype form and used for small scale demonstration systems, but there is now growing interest in applications which are commercially viable. This work began on the premise that the sensor hardware has gradually become smaller, yet there are still a few peripheral components which are lagging behind; namely the battery and antenna. Here, a novel antenna design is presented; this antenna is of a practical size for use in WSNs, whilst also offering improved energy consumption over commonly used monopole antennas.

Item Type: Book Section
Additional Information: The final publication is available at Springer via http: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-17943-3_2
Subjects: T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics. Nuclear engineering
Divisions: Built Environment
Publisher: Springer
Date Deposited: 12 Feb 2016 10:04
Last Modified: 12 Feb 2016 10:23
DOI or Identification number: 10.1007/978-3-642-17943-3_2
URI: http://researchonline.ljmu.ac.uk/id/eprint/2917

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